WHAT IS A PRP FACIAL?
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is the basis for many treatments in various medical fields. The growth factors in PRP are a natural source of healing and cell regeneration. Its therapeutic possibilities are many and range from vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology to medical aesthetics procedures like reconstructive, aesthetic, plastic, and maxillo-facial surgery. Utilizing PRP has been proven effective for promoting hair growth, so it’s also used in the field of trichology, or hair bulb regeneration.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A PRP facial is a procedure where a sample of the patient’s own blood is used to create PRP with the purpose of then administering that PRP, often enriched with additional vitamins, such as vitamin H, to the facial skin or scalp to stimulate cell turnover and repair facial tissue.
A dermatologist or medical esthetician draws the blood and puts it in a centrifuge to create the PRP. They then have several choices in how to apply it, including applying it directly to the skin’s surface, injecting it into the skin, using it as support for laser facial treatments, or combining it with microneedling or microdermabrasion.
The most common type of PRP facial involves administering the PRP as a sort of mesotherapy through micro-injections with a very fine needle. Puncturing the skin breaks blood vessels, and when the platelets detect this, they activate and release the content of their alpha granules. This content is rich in growth factors which have a very important role in the regeneration of tissues and can induce the production of new cells.
Should you wish to learn more about PRP facial, please read my blog post “PRP Injection for Face“. You may find it useful.
INDICATIONS FOR A PRP FACIAL
A PRP facial is indicated when a patient wants to:
- Achieve firmer skin with more elasticity
- Prevent premature skin aging
- Repair sun-damaged skin
- Reduce sagging
- Increase luminosity
- Improve acne scars
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
HOW IS PRP FOR A PRP FACIAL OBTAINED?
The preparation of PRP starts with the collection of blood from the patient. Once the blood is drawn, it’s centrifuged at variable speeds. The reason that’s done is that centrifuging blood causes it to separate into layers according to density. Red blood cells are the densest, so they remain at the bottom, and plasma, which is lighter, goes to the top. The part of the plasma closest to the red blood cells has a great concentration of platelets. That’s why it’s called Platelet Rich Plasma.
The tube is designed to allow the preparation of blood components in an easy, safe and fast way. These disposable tubes:
- Have red caps, are sterile and come prelabeled
- Have a 9 ml capacity
- Come with anticoagulant and a separating gel based on an inert polymer
- Are made from borosilicate glass which is resistant to thermal and mechanical stress
- Are vacuum sealed and close with an airtight lid for content sterility and stability
- Come with double sterile packaging
PRP FACIAL BENEFITS
Contained within the platelets in PRP are a variety of growth factors. The platelets release the growth factors and these encourage tissue healing and accelerate the natural process of replacing old skin cells with new ones. This is why a PRP facial slows down the aging process. This type of facial also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This translates into radiant, younger-looking skin, with less sagging, a firmer texture, and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
Volume & Packaging: 9 ml x 1 sterile PRP tube
Ingredients: Sodium Citrate, Thixotropic Gel
Note: This product comes in a sterile primary packaging. Suitable for professional use only.
Storage: Store between 2 – 25℃
PRP tube for PRP facial is manufactured in Italy by Medixa SRL.
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